|The view from our room at Atlantic City's Borgata, 25th floor.|
|Standard room at Borgata: spacious and beautifully appointed with king size bed and lovely furnishings.|
|The dining room inside Michael Mina's Sea Blue restaurant.|
|The lobster bisque: Absolutely unforgettable.|
|Sea Blue's "house" salad -- definitely a cut above.|
|The sweet, plump scallops: Voila!|
|The shrimp linguine (a Michael Mina classic) with jumbo shrimp. Magnifico!|
And we had a wonderful time!
In fact, we're hard pressed to find a thing about Borgata that we didn't like.
To begin with, the staff is top-notch: Always friendly, helpful, well-informed and thoroughly professional.
Our room was spacious, clean, beautifully appointed and came with a spectacular view. The bathroom was bright and indulgent with plenty of marble; soft, huge, fluffy bath towels; an ample, powerful shower and deluxe amenities.
We dined at Michael Mina's lovely Sea Blue restaurant. Service was amiable and attentive and the dishes were memorable (see above). Indeed, they were truly unforgettable, in the best sense of the word.
After dinner we enjoyed a comedy show in Borgata's intimate Music Box theater. There's not a bad seat in the Music Box and the three comedians who entertained us certainly kept the crowd laughing.
The next morning we breakfasted in The Metropolitan.
There's a reason why Borgata remains an Atlantic City mainstay: In terms of staff, service, selection, the site itself and real value, it's hard to top.
All photos copyright 2012 by Dan Cirucci.